York was first called Agamenticus by Europeans who founded it in 1624. It was quickly changed four years later to Bristol, which is where from where they had immigrated (Bristol, England). In 1652, it was named York after being taken over by York, Massachusetts. It was named after York, England and became the second oldest town in Maine, with Kittery being the oldest.

York a well-known summer resort town and is located near the Southern tip of Maine. With a population over 13,000, York is one of Maine's largest towns. York is situated beside the Atlantic Ocean and on the Guld of Maine. For those who live or visit York, it is the home of three 18-hole golf courses, four beaches, and Mount Agamenticus. Villages include: York Village, York Harbor, York Beach, and Cape Neddick.

York is also the home to many bugs. As one of Maine's warmer towns, York also receives visitors from ants, wasps, ticks, and mosquitoes. To learn more about how Green Shield can help you, click here or call (207) 815-1003

York's rodent control guide

House mice and ratscan become a real burden in York. They can be cute and cuddly, but also cause food contamination, gnawing at the structure of your home, gnawing of wires which can potentially cause a house fire, and spreading disease. Not only that, but the noises and smells can keep you up at night.

The four most common places you can find rodents are the basement, attic, garage, and shed. They come in for food but also shelter from Maine's cold winters. They want to stay warm just like we do.

In order to stop them in their tracks, it's important to seal entry points by blocking off cracks and crevices. It's also encouraged that you keep your home as clean as possible. If a bait is used, it's best if it is not competing with other food that could be laying around. Eliminate clutter and store trash in a closed container. Also, make sure to keep wood piles away from the structure if you can.

You can be thorough and meticulous, and sometimes, rodents will still find a way. The most effective way to eliminate these pests is to hire a professional. Green Shield Pest Solutions provides a complete home protection program at an affordable rate. We can be reached here or called directly at (207) 815-1003

Prevent carpenter ant damage in your York home

Carpenter antsare one of the most dangerous insects to your York home. Thankfully, termites are rare in Maine, but sometimes, carpenter ants can be just as destructive. They destroy wet, decaying wood and can compromise the integrity of your home, putting you at risk. Here are some ways you can be proactive about the situation:

-Take out the garbage regularly and keep it outside with a lid.
-Practice proper sanitation and maintain a high level of cleanliness.
-Don't leave pet food out. Store pet food in plastic, sealed containers.
-Clean up spills and crumbs.
-Eliminate standing water and all sources of access moisture.
-Repair leaky pipes and faucets.
-Wipe down sticky containers and spills, even outside on the patio.

These methods of prevention go a long way, but the pest professionals at Green Shield Pest Solutions are here to make your life easier. Our year-round carpenter ant coverage is extremely effective at eliminating carpenter ants. Call us at (207) 815-1003 or reach out HERE .